Boutique Byron Bay hotel set to open in autumn 2024

by Ruth Hogan

A 32-room boutique hotel is set to open in Byron Bay in autumn 2024 with the arrival of Basq House.

Located on Bundjalung Country, in the heart of Byron’s village centre, Basq House aims to serve as a “an oasis of calm and sophistication” in a house-like setting.

The hotel will be operated independently by locally-based business, Jeremy and Jones – a duo who were individually involved in launching and stabilising Elements of Byron resort.

“Our remit was to deliver an authentic hotel with soul and one that stays true to its location,” Jeremy and Jones Director, David Jones, who also heads up local tourism association, Destination Byron.

“With Basq House we will place a significant emphasis on strong placemaking, hotel interiors, sensory inputs such as light, sound and smell, out of guest room experiences and the delivery of pre-emptive service.”

The hotel will have a distinct indoor-outdoor aesthetic with free-flowing communal spaces – a reception area that doubles as a bar, a speakeasy-style lounge room which flows through to the outdoors, and a library with bespoke floor-to-ceiling bookcases and shelves, low-slung sofas and a large open fireplace.

A skylit feature staircase leads to two floors of rooms – offering a mix of formats – with high ceilings, a soft colour palette and natural materials. Framed by landscaped greenery, the central swimming pool will offer custom cabanas and sun loungers.

Taking a holistic approach to health and wellness, the hotel will offer a multi-level wellness destination with infrared saunas, ice plunges, flotation tanks, massages and more.

During the day, the rooftop will feature zones for yoga, meditation and personal training sessions, while in the evening it will transform into a chilled place for sunset drinks and star gazing, exclusively for hotel guests.